Clubs And Organizations


Calling all ladies

Have you ever seen a bunch of senior ladies, wildly dressed? Wearing beautiful, wild Red Hats with lots of feathers? Outrageous jewelry? Ever wonder what they do? Where they go? Wonder no more.

Come to one of Fancy Flair of Red’s luncheon meetings and see for yourself. Good company and door prizes await you — but most of all FUN!

No RSVP needed. If you are 55 to 100, the door’s open. We meet the second Wednesday of every month at different establishments. Contact Queen Mum Mary Smith at 468-8766 for more information.

Radio Control enthusiasts

People interested in RC cars and trucks — either parking lot racing or off road — are being sought to form a club. It’s good, clean fun for all ages. Call Tony if interested, (928) 970-1131.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post #69, located at 709 E. Highway 260.

We would like to invite all members to join us. For more information, contact Post Commander Dwayne Cunningham, (928) 951-1691.

Moose Lodge events

The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lodge. The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

The lodge has a Thursday Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekly dinner specials are available.

Anyone interested in community service hours may call the lodge at (928) 474-6212.

TOPS #527

TOPS AZ #527 meets from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary Activity Center, 308 E. Aero Drive, Payson.

For information, contact Janet Longbotham at (928) 474-9898.

Kickin’ Cancer group

Kickin’ Cancer Support Group meets from noon to 1 p.m., the first Wednesday of every month at the First United Methodist Church.

Call Bridget Gollogly at (928) 468-0991. Participants should bring lunch — drinks and dessert provided.

New Hope Grief Support Group

The New Hope Grief Support Group is for those who have lost a spouse. It meets from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

For more information, call (928) 472-9290.

Diet, lifestyle support

The Hallelujah Diet and Lifestyle Accountability support group meets at 4 p.m. each Wednesday at Uptown Espresso. Enjoy discussion, good fellowship with those who are like-minded, tasty food samples, and lifestyle times for better health.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers meets at 5 p.m. every Wednesday at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road (next to the fire station).

For further information, call 1-800-651-6000.

Rim Country Cowboy Church

The Rim Country Cowboy Church meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at Star Valley Baptist Church, 4180 E. Highway 260, Star Valley. The service includes live music by the Country Gospel Misfits.

For more information, call (928) 474-5557.

PAWS in the Park

PAWS in the Park, the group that built the Payson Off-Leash Dog Park, will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 4 at the Payson Library meeting room.

A light dinner will be served and the meeting will follow at about 7 p.m.

Users of the dog park are invited to share their ideas. For more information, call Dave at (928) 474-3040.

Mining in rural Arizona

The Payson Tea Party will have a special guest at its meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday night, May 5 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant.

Rod Pace, CEO of Rosemont Copper, will share his struggles with the U.S. Forest Service. It is his contention the Forest Service is preventing 3,000 mining and supplemental jobs from opening in the Santa Rita Mountains southwest of Tucson.

Though this mine is quite far from Payson, there are Gila County mining operations involved in similar bureaucratic struggles.

A bipartisan group is actively seeking support for the return of mining as an economic engine for rural Arizona. 

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Daily Word Readers

Anyone interested in studying Unity teachings is invited to join the newly forming ministry in the process of affiliation with Unity Worldwide Ministries.

Activities include: Prayer and Meditation Group, Thursdays 9:45 a.m., for location information, call (928) 468-2117; Study Group reading and discussing Emilie Cady’s Lessons in Truth, Fridays 6 to 8 p.m, for location information, call (928) 478-6906; monthly first Saturday family hike, meet at the far east end of the parking lot near the Payson Athletic Club, 10 a.m; Course of Miracles Study Group, donation, Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at My Sister’s Bakery & Deli, 1101 S. Beeline Highway, for information, call (928) 970-2490; family and individual spiritual counseling, love offering, for information, call (936) 788-3181.

Scripture study

A non-denominational, in-depth expository scripture study is held at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Uptown Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

The group is currently studying through the Gospel of John.

For more information, call Chris at (928) 474-3618.

High Country Garden Club

The Thursday, May 5 meeting of High Country Garden Club will be held at 7 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church.

The program features Ray Adams giving a talk on Cat’s Claw and Bill Roehr speaking on Bio-Diverse Planting, which attracts beneficial insects to your garden.

Everyone interested is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Watch for the club’s annual plant sale, which will be held May 7 in from of Walmart. For further information, call Dan at (928) 472-7396.

Gospel Kids Club

The Gospel Kids Club meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5:p.m., Friday, May 6 at Uptown Espresso.

The non-denominational group is for those 7 and older; parents are welcome. There are Bible stories, games, activities and refreshments.

Call (928) 474-4844 or (602) 499-7447 for details.

Computer club

The Payson Area Computer Association will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday May 6, in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library.

The speaker will be Carol LaValley, who will demonstrate how to make your hobby or photo books using free software called “Blurb.”

Guests are always welcome. The first meeting is always free. Membership is only $10 per year, per family.

Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai Chi and Qigong classes are offered at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road.

The program is especially designed for seniors 50 or older, but is beneficial for all ages. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

Rim Area Gardeners

Rim Area Gardeners meet at 7 p.m., the second Monday of every month at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway.

On May 9, James Turco will speak on Building Water Features. Turco has a passion for creating and producing fabulous looking landscapes which include handcrafted water features for both inside and out. He will be showing us how to produce these features.  The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

Time Out board meeting

Time Out’s annual board meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 10 at the Payson Public Library on McLane Road. The public is invited. Light refreshments will be served.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues, elections or couples.

The  Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant every week at 9 a.m.

The group also attend the Elks Club Sports Dinner every second Sunday of the month at 4 p.m..

The group will carpool to the Strawberry Chalet Friday, May 13 for the restaurant’s fish fry. For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659. 

PAL hosts speaker on marketing

At its May meeting, the Payson Art League will host Jason Horejs, who is renown for his marketing expertise and has written a book, “Starving to Successful: the Fine Artist’s Guide to Getting into Galleries and Selling More Art.”

With more than 18 years of gallery experience, including 9 years as owner of Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Horejs has experienced first-hand the challenges artists face when approaching galleries. He has observed that many artists are making the same mistakes and are ill-prepared when talking to gallery owners, setting themselves up for frustration and often failure.

Emerging and established artists are invited to attend this presentation designed to help understand how gallery owners select artists and ask questions about the gallery business.

Several topics will be covered on the subject, including marketing strategies and portfolio recommendations with a focus on successful presentation to galleries.

The Payson Art League meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 17 at Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road. The presentation is at 7 p.m. The public is welcome.

Rim Country Healing Rooms

Rim Country Healing Rooms is now open by appointment at Uptown Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Highway.

To learn more, call (928) 478-7166 or email: or visit the website at

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